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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Dermographism- Symptoms, Causes & Herbal Treatment


Skin is the largest external organ of our body. It reflects our personality. We should maintain it healthy enough. What if, you suffer from skin writing? A little interesting skin problem. Yes, in skin writing, as the name denotes, skin appears as someone has written something on our skin. The problem is actually common with it’s another name and it is dermographism. It is actually a common form of physical urticaria. It affects 5 percent of total population. It is an exaggerated wealing tendency when the skin is stroked. A person with this skin problem when scratch his skin, scratches leads to raised red colored wheal that are very similar to hives. We will discuss about it, in detail.

What are the symptoms of dermographism?

To make sure you are suffering from dermographism, we are giving you some common signs and symptoms. These will make you little aware of the problem. The symptoms sometimes, may occur just for a minute but may extend till 30 minutes. It occur within a few minutes of rubbing or scratching the skin. While in some people, it becomes serious and may last for month and years. So better, take treatment before your skin becomes too dull.

A person with dermographism usually have the following signs:

  • Raised red lines
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Hive
  • Itching

What is the cause of dermographism?

Well, exact cause is still unknown. But, it can be triggered by some factors, such as bacterial infections, stress, or it can result as side effects of any medication.

What Ayurveda has to say for our skin? How can we maintain healthy skin?

According to Ayurveda. Skin is a “Matruj avyava”. It is derived from mother. And it gives external covering to our whole body. There are seven layers of skin and all get nutrition from Mansa dhatu (muscle tissue). It is generally regarded as the updhatu of Mansa dhatu (muscle tissue). It does not give nutrition to other dhatus i.e. it does not do poshan karma. Skin actually reflects qualities of blood and body’s plasma tissue. So it means, healthy skin can be maintained if these dhatus are kept healthy.

With the help of ayurveda, you can keep your skin healthy, naturally. Yes, Ayurveda uses herbs in the treatment and herbs are natural. Hence there is no risk of side effects.


Planet Ayurveda is known for giving natural treatment for a number of diseases. For dermographism as well, the house has an effective combination of Ayurvedic formulations. Let us discuss each herbal formulation in detail.

1. Radiant Skin Hair Nail Capsules

Well, the name of the product is enough to give you the details of the benefits. Actually, the product is the best one for skin but at the same time it is beneficial for hair and nails too. Being packed with a special combination of herbs that are effective for dermographism. The ingredients include sulphur (Pure gandhak), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Ghrit kumari (Aloe barbadensis) and Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia).

The sulphur has toxin removal properties. Hence, it helps to remove the dead surface of the skin and then rejuvenates it. While Amalaki acts as strong anti-oxidant and helps to remove free radicals from the skin and promotes regeneration of cells. It boosts our immune system too. Ghrit kumari herb is another added herb that prevents the dryness of the skin and acts as moisturizer to the skin. It reduces the stretch marks. Manjishtha is a blood purifier and it is effective in all skin problems from itchiness to the rashes or breakouts.

Overall, we can say the product is packed all the necessary properties that are required to cope the symptoms of dermographism.

Dose : 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Gandhak Rasayan

Planet ayurveda’s Gandhak rasayan is a sulphur rich ayurvedic formulation that is made using 100 percent pure sulphur. Sulphur, being an essential mineral for whole body, makes up vital amino acids that are require to make protein for skin cells and tissues. Hence, their concentration in our body must be enough to make our skin healthy. This product is a choice to control the symptoms of skin problem such as swelling, inflammation and burning sensation. An excellent way to deal with itching and red lines on the skin. It provides nourishment to the whole skin.

Being made without addition of any chemical or additive or preservative, it is highly effective to control dermographism. Well, you can say, we are giving you a 100 percent natural product. What more is needed?

Dose : 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Navkarshik Churna

Another effective natural product from the house for this skin problem is Navkarshik churna. It is packed with all the essential herbs that are required to deal with this problem. Sometimes, lack of proper nutrition is responsible for unhealthy skin. We have used a combination of herbs which are nutritional enough and hence, this powdered formulation is a great source of nutrition as well. The product is enriched with antibacterial, immunomodulator, digestive, anti-allergic and detoxifying herbs. It helps to remove toxins from the body and cleans the blood. Blood purification is required to make our skin healthy. For this also, the powder is the great one.

The powder is made with herbs such as Amla (Phyllanthus emblica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Katuki (Picrorhiza kurrroa), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) and Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata). The product is free from chemicals and hence, there are no side effects. The product is safe for everyone.

Dose : 1tsp twice daily with water after meals.

4. Nirgundi oil mixed with Sandal wood cream

This is for local application only. Regular application of nirgundi oil when mixed with sandalwood cream will give you lasting effect. It gives proper moisturizer to the skin.

Planet Ayurveda’s Nirgundi oil is obtained from the leaves of Vitex negundo that are packed with resins, fragrant and volatile oil. To make it more effective, we have used some other herbs also. These include Manjista, Haridra, Kalihari. The addition of these herbs increases Nirgundi oil's actions and make it more efficient. While the sandalwood cream form the house is packed with almond oil, Aloe vera, rose flower extract, wheat germ oil sandalwood, grapes, olive oil and glycerin.

How to Use : For local application.


  1. Hi sir my name is Bharathi I am suffering from dermotographism last 20 years my age 24by birth my skin is white colour after this problem my skin is very blackish corner foots and hands very dirty black upside ur given medicians I ordered how many days I am using this medicines pls let me know I am very feeling like this problem daily I am crying lot of doctors I showed my problem. Still not get results so pls tell me sir and skin writing problem this is also big problem for me

    1. Hello.. Send your complete details on this E- mail ID - So,I will prescribe you accordingly.

  2. hi sir,

    one of my colleague having this issue since last 1 month. please suggest what he need to do
    age - 27
    issue - after itching anywhere of body skin get swelled or hives shows up on particular area.
    my mail id -

  3. Hello sir
    I m 30 yr old girl.i am suffering from this from last six months. What is the treatment and can we recognise its cause ?
    Thank you